Checkout.com Acquires Estonian Software Development Firm, Icefire
- Checkout.com adds 110 engineers as it targets 60% growth in its technology department to deliver expansive product roadmap
- Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, will become Checkout.com’s second-largest engineering hub
- Checkout.com’s payments platform powers Estonia’s leading tech enterprises including, Wise, Monese and Bolt
JUNE 15 2021, LONDON – Checkout.com, the leading cloud-based payments solutions provider, announces its largest acquisition to date of Estonian software development firm, Icefire.
Checkout.com has seen the demand for its innovative payment solutions swell to an all-time high, with transaction volume tripling in the past year. The payments company helps global enterprises achieve better performing payments to drive more revenue and deliver better customer experiences through a customizable platform. Customers of the company include some of Europe’s top companies like Klarna, Revolut, Wise
The acquisition of Icefire and their 110 technology engineers will join Checkout.com’s global technology teams to accelerate the delivery of key products and features. The Tallinn office will become Checkout.com’s second-largest engineering hub, after its headquarters in London, UK. The investment will also serve Checkout.com’s merchants with in-market expertise, to empower Checkout.com’s merchants to scale easily in more global markets and achieve optimal payments performance. Many leading Estonian-based technology businesses are already powered by Checkout.com’s platform, including Wise, Monese and Bolt.
Ott Kaukver, Chief Technology Officer at Checkout.com, said: “Icefire has an outstanding track record of building complex, modular financial systems over the past 18 years. Their proven experience is complementary to what we are building at Checkout.com, to empower the enterprises with better payments.”
The Tallinn-based consultancy has extensive experience developing financial services solutions for both the public and private sectors in its 18-year history. It has worked for brands such as Skype, OP Financial Group, LHV, Bigbank and the Estonian Tax and Customs Board. Most recently, it supported the development of Estonia’s COVID-19 app, HOIA. Icefire's team bring first-hand experience in building complex end-to-end financial solutions that will bolster Checkout.com's growth.
Checkout.com’s growth has accelerated over the past 12 months, as merchants shift their attention to digital commerce. To fuel this product and market growth, Checkout.com has invested heavily in its technology teams, targeting a 60% increase in technology and product employees in 2021.
Checkout.com empowers businesses to adapt and innovate. The company’s technology makes payments seamless. Flexible solutions, granular data, and instant insights help global enterprises launch new products in new markets and create outstanding customer experiences. Checkout.com provides the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting through one API. Checkout.com can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. The company launched in 2012 and now has a team of over 1300 people across 19 offices worldwide, offering local expertise where it’s needed. Find out more at www.checkout.com.